I’m Chief Librarian and Professor at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and faculty in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and Digital Humanities at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

My background includes a PhD in anthropology/archaeology and a Masters of Library/Information Science, which is brought together in a multi-campus study of the scholarly habits of undergraduates at CUNY, with Mariana Regalado of Brooklyn College. Our 2018 book, Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-based Strategies, presents librarians’ and researchers’ studies on commuter students’ library use at public colleges and universities around the U.S. Our book on how CUNY students use technology in their academic work, Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education, was published in 2017.

Other research and professional interests of mine include critical librarianship, using games in teaching and learning, open scholarship and teaching, and educational technology, especially data privacy. I was Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Title V grant-funded project A Living Laboratory and Co-Director of the City Tech OpenLab, an open digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration.

Contact: msmale AT citytech DOT cuny DOT edu